Category Archives: “Tweaking Your Speaking”

Addresses hints and perspectives to help make our speeches a little better.

Speak to Entertain

Speech purpose:  entertain  A very common speech purpose is “entertain.” Too often, “corny” replaces “entertainment” as the speech develops. A charming/vivacious/well-known speaker may decide to skip preparing and rehearsing and just “speak off the cuff.” These are known as amateurs. … Continue reading

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How to Pursuade

Speech Purpose An audience sitting in a slightly-darkened, warm room faces a bright screen. This audience is a group of OB/GYNs, and the screen images feature an imaginative approach to measuring a developing fetus’ “crown-rump length” (size of torso, which … Continue reading

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Don’t Spend, Invest

Invest, don’t waste Your time It’s easy to just “do what I did last time” or to “do what Cheryl did” when you have a meeting role. However, that’s wasting an opportunity to learn and to build expertise. Why spend … Continue reading

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